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Sometimes short can be good!
Thank you so much for having me at Pimpin’ Reads today!

“Short” is one of those descriptions that gets a bad rap. A kid is too short to get on a ride. A movie is too short to get really involved in the story. The summer was too short! (Well, no arguing that one…) But sometimes short can be good. Forget good. It can be great!
The folks at Entangled Publishing were wise enough to see that and launched two new lines of novellas recently, Flirts and Ever Afters. My latest release, No Dress Required, is a Flirt and I think that sums up the story really well! It’s a tease, a light dessert when you’re not in the mood for a heavy, heartburn inducing meal.
So I thought I’d put together a short list – ha ha – of reasons why short can rock your world! Especially short books, because, well, I happen to have that aforementioned new release, No Dress Required. Awesome segue, right?
For me, when it comes to books, short means…
1)      They’re often more economical. My book budget has shrunk recently and 99 cent novellas (like No Dress Required)  really help me sate my reading fix!
2)      Just enough. Not too much so you overindulge, just a quick, tasty bite.
3)      You don’t need to set aside a large chunk of time to read. Because, seriously, who has time to spare nowadays? Snatch an hour and you’re good to go!
4)      You get to the yummy stuff faster. No wading through pages and pages trying to get to the best part of the book (oops, is that just me?)

5)      Contrary to popular belief, satisfaction sometimes comes in smaller packages. Just saying!

Not convinced? Check out No Dress Required’s page on the Entangled Publishing site, where you can read an excerpt of 

After years of ho-hum dating, Noelle Gregory is tired of fooling around. There’s only ever been one guy for her—Jake Conroy, her best friend’s older brother. Now that Jake’s back in town, she’s headed to his sister’s New Year’s Eve party to make her move. Purse full of condoms? Check. Sparkly dress guaranteed to show Jake the sexy woman she’s become? Check. 
Carjacker that makes off with both two hours before the party? Check. 
When Jake finds Noelle stranded on the side of the road—looking sexier than ever in her striped socks and silly holiday shirt, damn it—he’s glad for the snowstorm that cancels his sister’s party. His and Noelle’s friendship has tormented him for years, and now, Jake wonders if he should dare to sample what he’s always wanted…and if he’ll be able to walk away when it’s over

And then come back and answer a question to be entered into the drawing to win an e-book copy of No Dress Required: do you enjoy shorter books, why or why not? Or this question works too: do you own any holiday-themed shirts? (read No Dress Required for why I ask!)
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  1. Short is definitely good - in people as well as books (I'm only 5ft 1!) I actually love shorter books - I think because I love reading the whole thing in one go and I rarely have time with longer books.
    btw - I've read No Dress Required and loved it!

  2. I envy your ability to write those super shorts. But man, I really love to read them. This was a hella-cute story. I'd gobble Jake up in one healthy bite. ;)

  3. I like shorts because they can allow you to explore an idea that isn't substantial enough for a whole long book! :)

  4. I think short books get a bad rap, but I really enjoy them because there are times when I just want that instant satisfaction without the whole set-up. They usually have a good price point too, so that's always nice. No Dress Required sounds like a great story! And no I don't own any holiday-themed shirts:)